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deaths so far and officials don't want to see more. >> the heat-related deaths were in baltimore city and officials are warning themselves to take care of themselves and each other. >> these are very dangerous conditions. >> their warning people to be on the offensive. already, the medical examiner determined 23 people have died from heat so far this summer either directly or indirectly. >> it can be determined they had a heat stroke or something related where their core temperature got so high that they died of heat directly. there are other cases where we are not sure. they may have had an underlying medical condition. the cause of death may have been their medical condition but it may have been worsened by the heat. >> temperatures on wednesday surpassed 100 degrees with heat index soaring even higher. health officials warn people to stay inside when possible and if you have to be outside, stay in the shade and drink plenty of water. >> i get a cup of water every 5 minutes. >> adults are staying cool by grabbing a snow cone or fresh squeezed lemonade. owners know when the temperatu
inches of rain. baltimore county, baltimore city under a flash flood warnings, carroll county, same thing, anne arundel county. the maryland state police say westbound route 40 is closed between malcolm drive and market street. if you're doing a late night driving, keep that in mind. the rain is being picked up around dunellen and essex. we should get some video from the fells point area. another batch of heavy rain. dangerous lightning with the storms as well. it is not necessarily severe. the guests have been below 50 miles per hour. you can get a gust of 40 with all that rain. it can knock over trees and power lines. the back edges coming into frederick county. it will take another two hours for this to clear out. the heaviest precipitation in baltimore county in baltimore city. we will update the radar and inspect the seven-day going through weekend. >> tonight's batch of storms has been causing major headaches over the viewing area. we have a check on how people have been ferrying trade your have been running around all night. >> we were getting ready to go live and do a live report
thousand customeessin baltimore city rrmain without ppwer onnght.the cityyhas opennd emergency shelters with air conddtioning and beds paul gessser is live at a shelter in nnrthwest baltiiore, which is still waitiig on its first gueet. only a few people pave walked through these ddors at the baltimore junior academy on west coldspring lane.those people have come in to take a load off, grab a free drink of water.nobody stayed here lastnight-- the first niggt his shelttr was was pen i just got bbck from theeother emergency shelter in the 1400 block of east federal street. those cots haven't even been set up yet.they're still in the boxes-- because, no one came in there oo shelter either.all the while, people here in the neighborhood feel the city was not prepared for this kind of storm. 3 3&"they need to have people set up so they can puutthem in all the different aaeaa nd help out everyyody. help everybbdy out. we've been out evee sincc " frrday.""it's been a slow day and that may be a littleegoodd because i think family members are all really pitching in now good bbcause i
. >> baltimore city police chasing that car. >> temperatures are better. >> that came down a little bit. there is relief on the way. >> we got some good news this evening. this is what we want to see. we do not need the severe weather. let's take a look at hd doppler. we're picking up brain in parts of harford and baltimore county. the heaviest spot is around the tollison -- towson area. there is not a round of severe weather we expect. there is another round of thunderstorms out of the mountains. the ground is dry, you will probably get some between now and 9:00 p.m. this evening so we will see all that line of storms come out of the mountains. the seven-day forecast in a few minutes. >> we can -- you can track storms anywhere on our iphone and android apps. we have you covered at wbaltv.com. >> jackie young has one of the most powerful positions in city government. he is a member of the city board of estimates that decide how taxpayer money is spent. jack young cannot legally or ethically vote on many important issues. david collins joins us from city hall with a follow-up to a story
's really hectic :54 a b-g-e spokesman says crews cannt do anything until.. an inspector from baltimore city signs off on the contractors work. that work was done a week ago. but, it wasn't until today an inspector showed up. after we started to make some calls. fault.... the moaney's are still without power. it's hoped áthatá will change by the end of this week. joy lepola fox 45 news at 5:30. more than 300 kids... at... the ripken... eeperience... baseball camp... continue to brave the heat. heat.temperatures ... on the field... in aberdeen... reached well over 110 degrees today..../the ... rookie campers ...had... mandatory water breaks... between drills.../. they... say... the heaa is draining.../, but... was not ...going to keep ttem aaay.. from camp. gavin leinenbach: 1.37.41 "103 degrees!" reporter: "does it make you tired?" gavin: "yes." (drinks water) water)hari lymon, father: 1.41.43 "they really know how them water, make sure they lookkffr signs of dehydration, so, iihad no concerns." concerns."this week's... ripken experience... runs through friday,.
, but is it because of taxes? >> good evening. of baltimore city firefighter is in jail tonight, charged with running a prostitution ring of a southwest baltimore row house. >> kai reed is live downtown with this story tonight. >> the firefighter was charged in a separate prostitution case to years ago but kept his job, but now he and coit are in trouble again. amar simmons has been a baltimore firefighter since 2002 but prosecutors say he has also been working in the prostitution business, too. >> we found handguns, a small amount of marijuana, and various letters and documents that would suggest that an online prostitution and human trafficking operation was being conducted from the location. >> detectives had been investigating simmons and kuwait since last year. -- simmons and coit. an informant told them they had a three-six girls working for them as prostitutes at any given time, either at the warehouse are at several hotels in the baltimore area. this is not the first time they have been in trouble with the law. both were arrested after arranging a prostitution meade up two years ago. they wer
'm dick carter. >>> celebrating the fourth under a watchful eye. baltimore city police wife up patrols. no sneak has more on how the night went. >> reporter: most of the crowds are already gone. not too long ago, these walkways were packed with people, and among them were a love of baltimore city police officer. their job was to keep things safe and they seem to have done that. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of eyes fixated on the sky over the inner harbor as fireworks lit up the night. >> that was a big one. >> my little kids love watching it. it make mess happy to see them happy. >> reporter: the massive crowds only adding to the excitement and patriotic energy of the show. but mixed in with the clutches of people were hundreds of baltimore city police officers. their job was to keep this celebration violence free. last year, several fights broke out and a 4-year-old was hit by a stray bullet. >> reporter: the security started with these new barriers. >> reporter: all police officer are now in uniform to make sure their presence is known. >> we have the ground forces, and earl su
. an arrest at the preakness is at the center of the dispute between a man and the baltimore city police department. a woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter and punching an officer. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone, erasing his version of the incident. >> citizens have a right to -- as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing their jobs out there in public to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is no longer an issue. last year they released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the orioles could not finish off a sweep of the indians last night. fans cannot be happier with the season so far. football fans are cheering the ravens return to training camp today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. veterans will join them. the rest of the team is expected
neighbors helped bring vi ripken to safety. safety.more trouble with aging . infrastructure." baltimore city streets, all of them are messed up!" up!"the big mess created by a large sinkhole. milder weather coming to an end.how high temperatures will soar tomorrow and a look ahead to the weekend in my skywatch f. forecast. and taking on-line dating to a new level. level.3239 dc sugar daddies have specific characteristics characteristics the matching making service that attracting quite a following. 3 "ripken homers in his fiial all star game"áánats of hitáá cal ripken... baltimore's baseball legend.his mother...áká ákidnappedá10:23:54 it was a bad 24 hours for everydoby... everydoby...tonight... a minute by minute look at what happened......the search for the suspect......and what that man might have been after. hello i'm jeff barnd. and i'm jennifer gilbert. gilbert.fox45 news has been following this story since police first issued a missing person's report early today. but... tonight, /// crime... and... explains... how... vy ripken... ripken... was missing... 1
: kelly, instead of putting out fires, a city of baltimore firefighter is accused of putting on parties with prostitutes. folks in the neighborhood say they just thought they were throwing after-hour parties because there were a lot of cars and a lot of women. >> there was a lot of fine women going up in there. you know, i didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: city police say there was a lot more to it than just that. they say 29-year-old jamar marvin simmons, a city of baltimore firefighter, and his firefighter, franklin coit, ran a sophisticated online prostitution ring. although the police will not go into details about this operation, they say they seized evidence that shows this had been going on for quite a while. >> various ledgers and documents would suggest that an online prostitution operation was being conducted from the location. >> reporter: also neighbors say unfortunately this area has a reputation for prostitution, but they never thought there would be anything going on like this just up the street. >> i've been living here for three years and i have children and i
the federal minimum wage for nearly 30 million american workers. >> tuesday, baltimore city council president flanked by other baltimore leaders including the mayor calling on washington to raise the federal minimum wage. it was part of a national effort to urge lawmakers to approve the proposed rebuild america act which would give a paid raised to people like bruce who lost his $13 an hour job and now works for minimum wage in telemarketing. >> every month, we have to make a decision on paying a bill, paying rent, or having food for the children. >> it is based on the minimum wage proposal which would raise the federal minimum wage by 85 cents per year for three years capping at about $10 in 2014. in 2015, it would adjust to keep pace with the rising cost of living and would raise the minimum wage for other employees. they feel it would help struggling baltimore residents and other cities rebuild economically. >> to have to enroll in public service, social services to get food, clothing drives to get your kids' clothes. you have to go to school supply drive to get your kid's school supplies.
with extensive first warning weather coverage. we're going to begin in baltimore city where thousands remain in the dark tonight four days after the storm. >> reporter: seven people in maryland are now reported dead in the aftermath of the storm, including four heat-related deaths and tonight 800 more crews from across north america have arrived to help with massive problems like this one. >> right there. >> right in between. >> reporter: look closely and you can see westbrook's car underneath this massive tree. he was driving on rogers avenue when it landed on top of him. >> the tree surrounding all four of my doors, crashed through my back window, and i couldn't get out. >> reporter: crews had to pry him out. now power crews are trying to disentangle his car from the tree and get the lights back on in these hot homes. >> we've been surviving as much as possible. >> reporter: high heat combined with no ac has taken a deadly turn. >> i've never seen a storm like this. >> reporter: two heat-related deaths have been reported in baltimore city. the mayor fighting to get more utility crews in th
.s. department of justice got involved. a man and a baltimore city police department. a man was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone. >> as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing the jobs out in public to keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is the lumber an issue. there released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. if any of lizard breaks the guy like, they faced department sanctions. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. ravens training camp officially begins later today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. keith mills will have more on training camp coming up on sports. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. the first u.s. catholics learned his fate today. >> a pencil player mayor could be in contempt of court -- a pennsylvania mayor could be in contempt of court. ♪ ♪ ♪
'malley,mayor stephanie rawlings-blake...and ten city delegates. (governor) "the big issue affecting baltimore city is making sure that if in fact the voters were to approve a sixth site that that would be to the detriment of baltimore city." (mayor) "i'm confident that we'll have a top quality facility that will rival national harbor, atlantic city and i don't think they'll be any impact."but city delegate curt anderson remains skeptical. (anderson) "we're supporting more gaming, we're supporting more gaming, all we're saying is that why does there have tt be more gaming and a sixth site? well, that's because mike miller wants a sixth site."delegate anderson blamessenate prrsident mike miller...for tying expanded gambling...to another casino at national harbor. (rrdell) "some lawmakers say when they adjourned the regular session back in april, therer were only 41 delegates who were committed to supporting expanded gambling and a new casino, which means that they'll have to round up at least 30 more votes to get that bill enacted in the house if there's a special session." but as of today...that's
online at wbaltv.com. a baltimore city police detective is off the force tonight after admitting to stealing groceries. just the latest piece of troubling news being followed from the city police department. prosecutors claim that in march, darlene early's daughter ran at nearly four hundred dollars for the groceries for only about $100 for her mother, as a security guard watched the transaction. early was required to resign today after admitting that that. city fire chief james clack says he is serious about negotiating a raise for firefighters yesterday. a contract extension with an 18% salary hike for him was approved. it sparked outrage from union members said their latest contract offer amounts to a decrease in the galerie -- in the hourly rate. >> if the firefighters don't get a raise next year, i will donate my whole race to the fire foundation, which is a non- profit that goes to benefit firefighters who are injured or killed in a line of duty. >> the latest offer on the table would move firefighters to the three-shift system where the average work week would be 56 hours
chance. >> thank you, john. for many baltimore city residents, 10:00 a.m. couldn't come fast enough, when the city began distributing ice in four different locations. >> i slept in my car one night and stayed in my house the other night and i can't take the heat no more. >> for people who can't take it anymore, and there are lots of them, baltimore city is giving away bags of ice. in the parking lot of the northwood plaza shopping center, it was a welcome sight on day two of no power. >> it's a blessing. i don't care if i have to go far, it's a blessing. thank you so much! >> people were allowed four bags and some came to get ice for elderly neighbors. >> some people won't have the means to replenish their food. fortunately for me, i will, but everybody won't number that situation. >> that's really nice because we need ice. food going bad real fast. >> it's humanity and people looking out for others that don't have. the quezada center on reisterstown road is serving as one of the city's cooling centers and cool is the word with lots of cold water, ice and a.c. we're told more than 1300 pe
announced a partnership that will help baltimore city police fight crime. the city watch committee partnership inc. database a public and private security that allows quickly identifying surveillance tape in proximity to crime scenes. >> it will support the police department efforts to further reduce crime in our neighborhoods. >> authorities in queen anne's county say a half-dozen marijuana plants for found at the scene of that brush fire last month. the sheriff office says the plants, some of which were burned, were turned over to the county drug task force. natural resources officials confirmed there was evidence of a pot growing operation at the fire scene, but so far no arrests have been made. it is unclear if the fire was somehow related to the plants. several residents were forced from their homes. a prominent drug counselor in the region says he is seeing a dramatic shift in the use of opiates. deborah winger found out it is taking a deadly toll on the young people of suburbia. >> these women are bound by grief, loss, and heroin. all three mothers lost children to heroin. >
with a man being shot and killed by a baltimore city police officer. sheldon has more. >> here at the corner belvedere revenue, this is the 7-eleven where police got word that there was an armed man outside of the 7-11. it is unclear what do is tune with the semiautomatic and add 5:45 a.m. officers arrived on the scene just a few minutes after the call went out. but when they arrived, the armed man took off. officers chased him, not too far away from this 7-11. officials say the suspect was still armed at that time. >> the officer fired his weapon at least one time, shooting the suspect. the suspect has died at a local hospital and the weapon has been recovered. >> police are not releasing the suspect's name because they're still trying to notify his family. but they say he is 22 years old. the officer's name will not be released for a couple of days. according to department protocol. we do know that he is a six-year veteran and he is now on administrative leave. >> a man with a sword was shot and killed by baltimore county police this week. there were serving a warrant on thursday night. we
main break in downtown baltimore. the city has a plan but it's going to take a while. charley crowson is live at the work scene and charley being we hear from the board of public works that will hit up city hall for more money but is there money there? >> yeah. 31,000 dollars is what they will ask for for emergency funds and whether or not the money is there is going to remain to be seen. that meeting is scheduled for later this morning. and we can only assume it's going to be to address this, this huge water main break from monday afternoon. blocking traffic from all the way down to lombard back up to baltimore. big congestion and commuting problems buch businesses and hotels and residents water piping and getting water pressure back is a concern. we are showing you temporary pipes brought in. this is running water to businesses on the west -- east side of the street. west side is without power. we talked to the manager at the 7-eleven and they are having trouble so they are closed for business. we want to show you something. we picked up this half an hour ago. you will only see this
the area. we were away from more than paula of baltimore city, baltimore county, east to the west side. right now we are at northwest baltimore city where bge crews are going house to house. the problem is, all the damage from the wind and the trees, we have been watching these power line guys meticulously worked on and on and on. truckle use -- truck crews, three-six truck gangs at one time either trying to get the trees cut or get the power lines and the power restored back to homes. a massive operation for bge. reporting live from skype team 11 -- sky team 11. >> are using pockets of just a mess and then everything ok and then more pockets? >> pretty much. but one thing we noticed as the trees that have been knocked down have been massive. not like small saplings. they are huge trees that have crushed homes. they have just done tremendous amount of damage. hit and miss between the neighborhoods. pretty much like a rolling pin, as you might say. like a rolling pin came through and pretty much wiped out a neighborhood and then picks up and then comes down again. b g e has its hands fu
available. he wanted to the fbi...but first his plans were to become a baltimore city police officer and detective.but those dreams were abruptly cut short, when william daughtry was killed last july in what his mother calls a random act of violence. violence.janice park is streaming live at baltimore city police headquarters to tell us more about this mother's fight for justice. jan? janice?karen,carlene stewart describes her son as an honors &pstudent...who had just taken test...to become a baltimore city police officer.but now this same department that's investigating his murder. strangers walking by, don't give much thought to this corner in northeast baltimore. messages written to william daughtry may be washing away... away...but they will forever be with his mother, carlene ste: stewart:"i believe in my heart, my son sees my tears and smile and he's with me ever" everyday""the last thing my son said to me was mom i'll be " back""and i never thought that would be last time i would see my son alive"last july, the 20 year old who dreamed of being a city police officer was skateb
: a 12-year veteran with the baltimore city fire department, simmons was arrested monday. wjz has learned he had been arrested for human trafficking and prostitution back in 2010 but was never charged. >> as of this moment, he has been suspended without bay -- pay. and we will begin our preliminary investigation into this situation. >> reporter: police also seized several computers, flash drives, condoms, and sex toys, from inside the warehouse. ian knoll runs a business on the ground floor. >> i never thought for a second that anything of this type of magnitude would be taking place. not here. >> reporter: 33-year-old franklin coit, a convicted felon, is also charged with running a prostitution ring and after-hours club. he, too, was arrested for the same charges in 2010. >> reporter: we've learned that simmons has been taken to central booking. he faces a number of state charges before the federal charges. and those in themselves include human trafficking, gun charges and of course those prostitution charges. live at city police headquarters, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news.
congressional gold medal back to the baltimore city police department to celebrate with his fellow officers and friends. >> i wanted to say something for all you guys, for the city of baltimore and the united states of america. [applause] >> pixar been james dickson served in the baltimore city police department in 1954-1987. the congressional gold medal is the highest civilian award that the government bestows. he bills himself as the world's youngest escape artist, but he did not win over the judges this time. the 26-year-old has loads of talent and is clearly going places. will it be to the finals? we certainly hope so. senator often performs on friday and saturday night. dropping some unwanted pounds make it easier. and new drug is coming to the marketplace. a minor slip in a hospital ranking has some taking notice of american institution. details on your chance to grab some authentic olympic gear. >> another hot day today but we have relief in the forecast. here's a look outside. still in the 90's in downtown baltimore. the weather is next. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood s
a subaru. love wherever the road takes you. >> this is wjz-tv, wjz-hd and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> small town rocked. a shooter outside of the carroll county restaurant. >> had to be a powerful weapon to do that. >> one man is dead and one is behind bars. hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> i'm vic carter. people are talking about tonight. >> carroll county stunned by the second murder in weeks. customers were looking on. wjz meghan mccorkell has new developments in the investigation. >> reporter: state police say the shooter is in custody. accused of opening fire in a crowd of a dozen people outside of a popular lounge. a typical friday night and customers go in and out of the harvest inn family restaurant. friday morning, a crime scene. >> we never have anything like this happen. >> reporter: just after midnight, police say jacob opened fire killing 36-year-old gary and injuring gary hale. one bullet went through the next door. >> went through the house. >> reporter: he was dri
is asked to call the police. the baltimore city police officer is recovering after an accident. this was the view around 11:00 friday morning. the multi-vehicle crash. minor injuries but no word on what caused the collision. a maryland state trooper was flown to shock trauma after his car was forced off the road and hit a fire hydrant. it happened late thursday in mount berry. -- mount airy. he was responding to a call when a vehicle steered into his lane. he is being treated for a possible head injury. east money mystery just got a little more complicated. a six-inch water main broke inside the sinkhole. the department of public works says that 50 units will be without water until sunday. officials are working to get the area back up and running as soon as possible, but until then, the roadway will remain closed. bge officials have asked state legislators for a rate increase. the hike is needed to make improvements that would comply with the reliability and public safety requirements. on average, rake-payers will receive a $12 increase in their gas and electric bill. if it is
and the atmosphere. >> one person is dead after police test involves shooting in baltimore city early this morning. officials said when officers responded, the suspect failed to comply with police. police say they searched his pocket for -- and found a semiautomatic handgun. >> the officer encountered the suspect and the officer fired his weapon at least one time shooting a suspect and the suspect has died at the hospital. the weapon has been recovered. >> homicide is investigating. >> another police-involved shooting in baltimore county where they had no choice but to shoot a man who greeted them at the door with a sword. >> it was a case does a was of great concern. >> a 15-year-old boy abducted from his home in baltimore county and driven to this field pretty was shot in the back of the head. police have arrested a 21-year- old. police have charged him with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, and gun charges. >> we arrested two overnight with a search warrant and the third was arrested at her residence. >> police confronted the suspect at this home after their investigation led them there.
in baltimore city. use extra caution this morning. this is the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. both loops are moving just fine with light volume. this is 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza. southbound traffic is moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the continuing efforts by b.g.e. to restore all the power knocked out by friday storm. more than 170,000 customers without power. there were more than 240,000 without power yesterday morning at this time. crews have been restore power to more than 70,000 customers in the past 24 hours. b.g.e. crews had restored power to more that half a million customers in total since friday. be ge's is exercising a strict protocol -- b.g.e. is exercising strict protocol. they go after power feeders that clean to a large clusters of up to 2,000 customers. this is according to a b.g.e. spokesman. >> we need to plan for the worst and hope for the best. this could be a long restoration period. it could extend into the weekend. >> we will have a live interview coming up later this morning during our 6:00 a.m. hour. nadia ram
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in the city, fire department activity. continued closures along light street between baltimore and lombard. those delays are expected again today. mount royal is closed from north avenue to charles street. here's a quick live look at traffic. 95 from route 24 in harford county. so far so good. this is 295, outbound traffic building down towards 32 as you make your closer to the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. another day with the extreme heat. 103 yesterday at the inner harbor. even more humid today. 80 this morning at the airport. 85 at the inner harbor. the record today is 102. highs will get out into the upper 90's. people to stay cautious today in the extreme heat. drink plenty of water and stay in the shade. now let's head to sports. >> you're on. >> thank you. i cannot escape being caught on camera. he calls himself the youngest escape artist. he did not necessarily win over the judge's last night. uck.ish him good loc >> the opening ceremonies for the olympics begin next week. stx has signed not to create a limited edition hockey stick. you can
. >> when asked about the upcoming baltimore grand prix, the mayor is confident the city will be able to handle the event. you can buy your tickets for the grand prix of baltimore. the new race operators announced ticket sales and introduced new ticket sponsors. andretti sports step into ever see the race. >> a local lawmaker is taking steps to shake things up. councilman bill henry introduced four bills which include charter amendments which would shrink the number of votes needed to overturn a mayoral veto and allow the council to get money to the budget if they do not approve the spending plan. >> baltimore city has a strong system of government. sometimes the council cannot do what people think the council should be able to do. retail sales are down for a third straight month as the economy seems to be slipping. brian mooar tries to answer that in the report from washington. >> >> an economic pulse check. lawmakers are quizzing ben bernanke as they get ready for an epic showdown. >> they're ready to go out on the fiscal cliff if they do not get their way. >> i will continue this d
to pro-active work of the baltimore city department of public works, we have gotten ahead of a potential serious matter. >> most of our large water main breaks were caused by these types that were sold across the nation four or five decades ago. >> it was this type of water main which results in some of our largest and most catastrophic failures. >> they will begin making in adjustments. if successful they will begin replacing 16-foot sections, and because of that, citizens are asked to conserve water. >> please refrain from outside watering, car washing, how oil washing, until after sunset or during the early morning hours. please do not wash clothes or dishes or do non-essential indoor cleaning with water until late in the evenings and early morning. use clothes washers and dishwashers only with full loads. we are asking you remember short showers, use less water. >> they say there is a chance there may be a potential interruption of water service. conserving water will help minimize that interruption. >> two baltimore city fire companies close today. one of the move to the 1200 block
...it will not reduce revenue...from a future casino in baltimore city.(tarrant) "we'd like to see some additional dollars come from off the top to go towards school construction for baltimore city public schools."(rydell) "but some lawmakers say the complex gambling bill should not be forced through the general assembly in a two or three day special session in the middle of summer."(carter) "to me, there's no reason that we can't wait and handle it with other business during regular session and have it on the 2014 ballot."but gambling supporters...say to wait two more years...would then put maryland far behind other states...which already.... offer live table games. that's why they wantthe gambling issue debated...next month. john rydell, fox 45 news...late edition. lawmakers... have been... told... to... set aside... the week of... august 6th.../ for... the... session. 3 a goodwill mission turns into an international incident. how mitt romney enraged an entire kingdom in just enraged an entire how mitt romney enraged an entire kingdom in just eight hours. common sense says, let's
. >> and a couple of days, baltimore's city's top cop will be stepping down. and -- baltimore city's top couple of stepping down. >> is the commissioner announced in may that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the force. the last five, as you mentioned, as police commissioner. he is leaving behind a big shoes to fill. he got a problem with a baltimore sendoff. he threw out the first pitch at the orioles game. he says he will miss his job when he retires wednesday, but looking forward to what he will do next. >> something fun and far-less stressful. maybe my hair will grow back. i'm looking forward to it and i am anxious to get started. >> his career includes more than 30 years on the baltimore police force, the last five as commissioner. there's been a 45% drop in overall gun crime and the fewest number of homicides in 35 years. he attributes a lot of it to the change in culture. at the grass-roots activism. during his tenure, he became known as his passionate language for addressing crime in the city. >> i will not miss the opportunity to talk about bad guys with guns. for me, that has
spent the final hours of his position as baltimore city police commissioner working on his next job... pitching for the or. orioles.well... maybe not so much, but he did get to throw out the first pitch earlier today at the athletics- orioles game in camden yards. decked out in his number one jersey... bealefeld walked out to just in front of the pitcher's mound a threw one into miguel gonzalez.bealefeld began his tenure as a baltimore city police officer in 1981 as a cadet. a 20-foot sinkhole on monument street east of patterson park avenue in east baltimore is causing big problems for busine. businesses.several of the businesses in a 2- block area have had to close while crews work on the sinkhole.the city department of public works thinks the hole was caused by damage to brick storm drainage tunnel that runs under the street and carries rainwater to the inner harbor. the sinkhole is just another example of the problems caused by baltimore's aging infrastructure. a nice sunday.... after a beautiful weekend. weekend. 3 chief meteorologist vytas reid is standing by with a first l
been spotted in baltimore city. they are required to register on a weekly basis but we are told they failed to do so. anyone with information about their whereabouts should call police. new details tonight in the pin state jerry sandusky case. big the no. 2 has been identified, however his name remains a closely guarded secret -- victim number two. the victim's attorney plans to file a civil lawsuit against penn state after an internal investigation found that top university officials concealed the allegations against sandusky to avoid bad publicity. investigators have released the picture of a man wanted in the vi ripken abduction case. she was taken from roman aberdeen early tuesday morning and then returned 24 hours later -- she was taken from her home in aberdeen early tuesday. >> police are not revealing where their surveillance picture of the suspect was taken. they say could jeopardize the investigation, but identifying him is essential to solving the case. >> the man appears to be in his late 30's or early 40's. he had short brown hair and glasses. investigators are hopi
returning to the orioles next year. baltimore city police commissioner fred bealefeld spends some time on the ball field over the weekend. he threw out the first pitch sunday at the athletics- orioles game in camden yards. bealefeld walked out decked out in his number one jersey... and threw one into miguel gonzalez.bealefeld began his tenure as a baltimore city police officer in 1981 as a cadet. brazen robbers... strike in maryland. maryland.one of the guys just opened my car door, went right n inwhere these crooks are robbing people...and the one thing police haven't asked for...that could help catch the suspects. suspects. çia÷cocococococococo[ barks ]st] [ cat meows ] [ woman ] ♪ i just want to be okay ♪ be okay, be okay ♪ i just want to be okay today - ♪ i just want to know today - [ whistles ] ♪ know today, know today - [ cat meows ] - ♪ know that maybe i will be okay ♪ [ chimes ] travelers can help you protect the things you care about... and save money with multi-policy discounts. are you getting the coverage you need... and the discounts you deserve? for an age
in baltimore county. five of them have been in baltimore city. many of the victims have had underlying heart problems. and it certainly underscores how dangerous this heat can be. >> reporter: the death toll keeps rising across maryland, during one of the longest stretches of temperatures above 95 degrees in state history. and those who have to work outside are doing their best to stay hydrated and safe. >> it can get pretty hectic. have to drink a lot of fluids. have to keep you balanced. >> it's very, very bad. but we work because i need money. i need to pay the bills. i need --ue know. -- you know. we need work. >> reporter: most of the deaths have been in baltimore city, men, over 65, with heart problems. but no one is immune from the danger. >> the longer this goes on, as people become sort of used to it, they may lose sight of the fact that it continues to be a real hazard. >> we want to avoid any deaths at all. and if people stay cool and hydrated, we can avoid those negative outcomes. >> he's the biggest problem. pavement gets really hot. i try to keep really short walks. >> reporter
're on lake charles -- lake charles and -- lake avenue in the city. baltimore city has more than 14,000 people still without power. this road behind me is closed down because a few blocks down you have a number of downed trees sitting on power lines. i talked to some staff by patrols. their job is to make sure nobody comes down this road. they will babysit this area until crews come down here to clean up the maess. the number of power outages continues to shrink daily. for those without power, that number is not soon enough. 56,000 customers are still in the dark. one community in baltimore county, residents have had a hard time adjusting to no electricity or know how water. they said is been so frustrating. myi'm having to go to niece's house to shampoo my hair. i'm going to charge my phone over there. i'm going to use her computer for a few minutes to see what has been going on on my computer. i'm running out of batteries. >> b.g.e. tells us they will continue to work through putting up the power and they expect to have resolved hopefully by this weekend. live in baltimore, nadia ramdass, wb
in baltimore city. sex offenses without fixed addresses are required to register on a weekly basis. anyone with information on them should call police. >> police now know what the suspect looks like in the vi ripken abduction. police are not revealing where the surveillance picture was taken. he has glasses and short brown hair. investigators are combing every inch of her car looking for clues. >> we should learn whether state lawmakers will be called back to annapolis for a special session on gambling. governor o'malley will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m.. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. mitt romney is in london for the olympics. >> severe storms ripped through pennsylvania overnight. upe latest on the clean- efforts woman cover the nation. >> more on weather and traffic >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. there are a few clouds out there. as we look out across the city, we're starting off pretty mild. some 70's out there. the dew point temperatures are running pretty high. 73 at martin state airport. said the three in randallstown. expected to feel pretty sticky to star
people so far in baltimore city. health officials say emergency rooms have been swarmed. i east and bottled water has been passed out to people -- ice and bottled water have been passed out to people without power. davis says he suffered back-to- back heat. he and his wife continue to sleep at home with the windows closed for safety reasons, driving up the temperature. >> it has been miserable. that is true. >> we are just try to cope with it. we bought a portable fans. my grandson, he got sick and had to rush him to the emergency room because he has asthma. >> the heat wave -- the heat is a silent killer. those with chronic conditions can get sick after the heat wave breaks. you have to be vigilant before and after the heat wave takes off. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. making matters worse, no power one week after last friday's storm. b.g.e. crews have been working around the clock. 29,000 people are still without power. officials hope to have everybody back online by the end of the weekend. you can find up-to-the-minute information on the power outages online a
this is wjz-tv, wjz-hd and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now is complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> colorado massacre. 13 people killed inside a movie theater. new information on the alleged gunman. hello again, i'm jessica kartalija and here's what people are talking about today. the breaking news we've been following all morning long, over a dozen people confirmed dead, 13 more wounded in a movie theater massacre. we go live now to michelle griego. >> reporter: many are struggling to figure out what happened and why. cell phone video captured the gunman of the midnight video of the new batman movie, a child in a batman costume were one of many who escaped the carnage. >> i thought it was the stunt of the movie. >> reporter: he was in the second row when the attack started. >> i felt the cap from the bullet my leg. >> from the ceiling, he pointed it straight to my face literally three feet away from me. so i curled into a ball and waited for him to go upstairs. >> reporter: he told police his apartment husband booby t
but moving from the southeast. so just north of baltimore city. frederick county. got move from the southern suburbs. the forecast for today, to start out we'll see a chance for thunderstorms then a mixture of clouds and it will be humid with a high of 95. we'll check your seven-day forecast in a few minutes. stay with us. >> our big story this morning remains the more than 100,000 maryland residents still without power since friday's storm. >> bg&e crews have been working around the clock to help restore power. since the power first went out on friday, bg&e has restored power to more than 580,000 customers, but there is still plenty of work to do. 11 news' jennifer franciotti is live at the staging area at b.w.i. thurgood marshall errant which is the staging area for bg&e. >> i'm standing hear with guys from the i.b.w. 1390 mike team in wilkes bury, pennsylvania. we have corey, lee and harry. how are things going out there? >> it's pretty tough. a lot of trees and wire down. >> does it pretty much look like a war zone? >> some places you go to, yes. just widespread damage. >> we have a real
. >>> right now, more than 53,000 customers in baltimore county are still without power. baltimore city, anne arundel county, and howard county are also struggling. in total, more than 147,000 bge customers in maryland are still out. for more details on the power restoration progress, vic carter is live with bge spokesman rob gould. >> rob, thanks again for joining us. you said you have the bulk of the people back online. but it's still going to take a while. >> yes. we have 80% or more restored. but it's really that 147,000 figure that we're ficked on now. and of course, -- fixed on now. and of course, if you're without power, you don't care how many are restored. you want to be restored. for all of these images we're showing you, it's just going to take sometime. >> what is the biggest challenge facing you at this time? >> trees, trees and more trees. this storm is as bad if not worse than a hurricane. and hurricane irene, what we saw there is pretty bad. this is real bad. we have trees all over the place, in places you wouldn't expect to see them having come down. and that's really posing
. here is sarah. ." >> good morning. we have closures in the city on light street between baltimore and lombard. we check air speed sensor on 95, at 62 miles per hour -- we check our speed sensor. it will take you 10 minutes to travel south on 95 from the beltway down towards 32. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update on greenspring, very light volume on the inner loop towards the j.f.x. no problems to report on the j.f.x. into town. we are tracking a smooth ride down towards the beltway on 795. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the suspected gunman in the theater shooting in colorado will make his first court appearance today. >> president obama was among those offering words of comfort. >> hallie jackson is live in our washington bureau. >> the president focused on the victims. he remembered their lives and their stories. ♪ balloons floated skyward at a vigil to remember 12 people killed in colorado. >> veronica sullivan. >> we will remember. >> the youngest, a little girl just 6 years old. some carried white roses. >> ♪ i once was lost >> family members of th
in comes at an north baltimore. wells fargo will grant the city $3 million in annual funds for local housing initiatives. >> an employee of a colombian nonprofit is under investigation tonight after a search warrant was served on the columbia housing corporation. lowell melser joins us live from howard county police headquarters with details. >> we have been able to confirm that howard county police detectives are looking into one employee at the nonprofit columbia housing corporation. at this point they will not reveal what it is about. if you did not know where to look, you would probably miss it. tucked away in a corner lot in this industrial park in colombia is the headquarters of the columbia housing corporation. according to its web site, it is the premier nonprofit agency in howard county, providing safe, high-quality, affordable rental housing to low and moderate income families and those who are physically and mentally challenged. so why would police served a warrant their wednesday? >> we did receive an allegation of possible improper activity. we have not arrested or charg
as the medical examiner completes more autopsies. seven of those who died live in baltimore city, three in baltimore county, and most of them were elderly men. >> reporter: the heat wave is history. fueling storms that left hundreds of thousands without power. and killing a stunning 18 people in maryland. >> the humidity is up. but the temperature is down. >> reporter: way down. but before the record heat left, it buckled pavement, including part of u.s. 50. and buckled train tracks. it even left this u.s. airways jet stuck, sunk into soft pavement. >> pure hell. really. it has been awful. >> reporter: tell me about today. >> it's heaven. i love it. i love it. >> we can walk up to the snowball stand today. >> i turned off my air conditioner. save on that electric bill. >> reporter: but with the cool front came storms that knocked out another 15,000 bge customers. >> i heard that big bang. transformer blew. wire fell down. >> reporter: the utility restored most of them. bge has three weeks to issue a full report to the public service commission on the main outages last week. that commiss
. >> protesters rallied against proposed tax breaks for the superblock project in west baltimore. the city board of estimates gave a thumbs-up to the project. the waiver would be followed by five years of incremental tax increases. the dispute between the mayor and joan pratt continues. pratt contends she is circumventing the procurement process using the phone equipment. >> what do i want a response to her comment. the contract saves the city money. >> in motion for a new phone system contract with ibm was -- >> the attorney for julius henson wants his client released from jail. his attorney filed a request citing the health of henson's mother. he is serving a 60-day jail sentence. a judge has denied that request. -- will learn the before the findings are release, at several key figures are defending themselves in the court of public opinion. we have the latest from state college, pennsylvania. >> as jerry sandusky sits in a jock, some 08 another verdict. >> the mandate is clear. >> and state hired louis free -- ree. state hired louis fo >> this examination will look into any gaps and -- >> the
remains in the cecil county jail on the $200,000 bond. >>> baltimore city fire chief jim clack makes the decision regarding his controversial pay raise. his new contract gives him an 18% salary jump by 2018. the move has caused an uproar in the fire union since it comes as some firecompanies are being closed. today, chief clack says that firefighters do not get their pay raise, he will donate his to the city fire department's fire foundation. >>> well, we are enjoying another day of beautiful weather. lots of sunshine, with some scattered clouds. not too hot out there. just really perfect. meteorologist tim williams is updating our first warning conditions. >> >> we are looking at high pressure solidly in control in our forecast. but we have rain not too far from the south. but what that means is that clouds have been cast in our direction as a result of all of that shower activity and storms. all along that stationary front. that front was our friend. it's the front that changed all of our dynamics from the 100- degree temperatures a week ago. but it stalled to the south. clouds and
he leads police on a pursuit from baltimore city into anne arundel county. police tried to stop 26-year-old darryl watson jr. for a seat belt violation on druid hill avenue yesterday evening. but he took off, leading police on a pursuit to the edge of baltimore city, where they called off the chase. sky team followed the car on to route 100. the car andilted on to telegraph road and centers crossed the center line and slammed into another car. officers with canine caught him in a vacant house half a mile away. >> very scary, because had i left work when i was supposed to, i could have been a part of that accident, which, thank god, i stayed at work a little late. >> police say watson was not the owner of the vehicle he was driving and was in violation of a parole warrant no. one was injured during the chase. >> we knew storms were coming last night, but the rain was awfully heavy. currently more than 7,000 customers are still without power this morning, but that's down from nearly 30,000 since the storm first hit. take a look at some of the flooding in the fells point area last nig
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